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Thanks to Zodac's folding guides for dummies, I managed to ditch the v7 client on both of my machines.

Got all of the individual CPU and GPU clients set up, and HFM all set up.
It looks like it will be a huge boost in production over how I have had it all set up.


Now to get the GTX560 Ti under water so I can OC the crap out of it.
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Congrats. Love to see new folders
    
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Aside from setting SMP 7 are there any further optimizations that can be done to lower my TPF on -bigadv WUs while folding with 2 GPUs?

Would dropping back down to 1 GPU help?

I was thinking of moving one of my GPUs to my HP Pavilion phenom x4 system, but I'd have to transplant its guts to my 9 year old Antec case because there isn't room to physically fit another full size video card in the HP case.
I'm just curious if it would be worth the time to do so.
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Dropping to one GPU, and using all 8 cores should get you a lower TPF. Bigger improvements could be found by OCing your RAM some more.
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Originally Posted by zodac View Post
Dropping to one GPU, and using all 8 cores should get you a lower TPF.
Hmm, looks like I may have to go ahead with the transplant this weekend then.

Quote:
Bigger improvements could be found by OCing your RAM some more.
My ram is already running at 1874 mhz on the x10 multiplier, the next step up is x12, which would put it at 2244 mhz, which I'm pretty sure would cause an instant BSOD, if it even made it out of POST.

I may see if I can get the timings a little tighter.
I saw one liner in a post on another forum that indicated bigadv folding may benefit from tighter RAM timings more than it benefits from higher RAM mhz, but I haven't really explored that possibility yet.
Edited by Caleal - 6/20/11 at 11:43pm
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From my experience (through other people, obviously ), higher speeds and tighter timings give pretty much the same increase in PPD.
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Are they v2.1 GT doms? If so you have elpida hyper ic's and have no excuse for poor timings.
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Aside from setting SMP 7 are there any further optimizations that can be done to lower my TPF on -bigadv WUs while folding with 2 GPUs?

Would dropping back down to 1 GPU help?
I was just doing some research on this topic the other day. This seems to indicate that it's best to fold on one GPU with -bigadv. Doesn't mention using -smp 7 or 8 though. If you are using the PC while folding + GPU folding, -smp 7 would be your best bet. If your not using PC, stick to -smp 8 for the best PPD.
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Higher speed ram (in my experience) beats tighter timings.
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Well, I had my ram at 1874mhz, 9-9-9-24-1T.
I switched it to 8-8-8-24-1T and got a BSOD as soon as the SMP folding client got going, so I switched it to 8-9-8-24-1T.
It has been running all day, but I'm guessing it won't make much difference, lol.
I'm not going to waste any more time on the RAM.
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